Dylan Voller never set out to be a spokesperson for Indigenous youth. Not so long ago he could barely imagine himself breaking the cycle of incarceration he'd been caught in since he was 11 years old. "I think young people, when they get locked up, have that mentality that they're going to be stuck in that cycle. They think that once they go back the second time or third time that's the only way to keep going," he said.
It's been a long decade for Aboriginal affairs. It's been a long two centuries for that matter, but the last decade has been a political rollercoaster. I guess six prime ministers in 10 years will do that. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions; of hopes lifted and hopes dashed again and again. In February 2018, it will be 10 years since the apology to the Stolen Generations was given. On that day in February 2008, "the first step" was written in giant letters on the lawns of Parliament House.
Australia is one of few Commonwealth nations not to currently have a treaty or treaties with its Indigenous people, despite ongoing calls for a settlement. The term Makarrata has long been proposed as an alternative name for the treaty process in this country. However, many people have only become familiar with it since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released in May.
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